Washington (CNSNews.com) - Americans should question Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) commitment to Christianity based on his “disregard” for unborn life, well-known black conservative author and activist Star Parker said.
“Based on his disregard and disrespect for human life, we should question his insistence that he’s a Christian. It is inconsistent with the biblical world view to think that not only is abortion okay, but he goes so far as to support partial-birth abortion,” Parker told CNSNews.com in an interview.
Parker, who is president of CURE, a think-tank that focuses on issues of race and poverty in America, said in addition to abortion, she is concerned about America’s dependence on welfare and the consequences that Obama’s support for such policies will have in the U.S.
“There’s a problem in this hardcore, left philosophy of Barack Obama that people keep dismissing,” said Parker. “I think [Obama’s social policies] will destroy what’s left of the black family. Socialism doesn’t work. It doesn’t work for individuals, it doesn’t work for families and it doesn’t work for our society. Our society cannot coexist with socialism.”
Parker, a one-time single mother on welfare who worked to become one of the nation’s top conservative speakers, said she hopes that the race of the expected Democratic nominee will not be a factor when other black conservatives decide who to support in the presidential election.
“I would never support someone just because of their race, and I certainly wouldn’t support a hardcore, leftwing, liberal Marxist, as Barack Obama is,” Parker said. “You cannot put the principles that we say we hold dear on the sidelines because race is now a factor.”
Parker said she believes race is one issue that should be left out of the voting booth this November.
“It’s the principles of America that have made America great, not the ethnicity of the people that develop those principles and put them into law and establish this great nation.”
Parker spoke at the Young America’s Foundation National Conservative Leadership Conference on Monday.